UWM in the News: Week Ending Nov. 14, 2013


20 of the Most Creative Milwaukeeans
Milwaukee Magazine – November Issue
Anne Basting (Theatre) is recognized for being one of Milwaukee’s top 20 most creative people.

Two Packers take part in UW-Milwaukee’s military experience event
Yahoo News – November 12, 2013
Two Packer players attended UWM’s “Military Experience” event in the Klotsche Center.
Also in: WISN

Influx of Chinese boosts Wisconsin, national college enrollments
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – November 11, 2013
While UW-Milwaukee isn’t among the nation’s biggest educators of international students, the university is aggressively working to boost its enrollment of Chinese students.
Similar story in: WTAQ

Wisconsin’s High Black Male Incarceration Rate Concerns Community Leaders
WUWM – November 11, 2013
A UW-Milwaukee study released this year shows Wisconsin has the country’s highest rate of black male incarceration, by far.

$25M grant to establish research center in Buffalo
The Wall Street Journal – November 10, 2013
UWM is a partnering university in a national consortium aimed at creating an X-ray free electron laser.

Knowledge, fun and value collide at UWM’s planetarium
OnMilwaukee.com – November 10, 2013
The planetarium, located adjacent to the university’s Physics Building on the corner of Kenwood Boulevard and Cramer Street, is used by UWM and MSOE for astronomy courses, but also for classes in philosophy and art and design.

Oscar winner & Kenosha native Jim Rygiel gets UWM awardMilwaukee Journal Sentinel – November 8, 2013
UWM Alum, who won an Oscar for visual effects,  Jim Rygiel’s received the UWM Chancellor Recognition Award.

As ambassador to Iceland, Luis Arreaga returns to UWM for lifetime award
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – November 8, 2013
Ambassador to Iceland, Luis Arreaga, returned to UWM to receive a lifetime achievement award from the Alumni Association.

When Nest Emptied, Discontent Entered
The New York Times – November 7, 2013
Arlene Petty (English) is interviewed by the New York times regarding her troubling marriage and how it ended after their last child left for college.

UWM Submits Prospals for the Incentive Grant Program
WUWM – November 7, 2013
UW-Milwaukee Chancellor Mike Lovell discusses the six proposals submitted by his campus. Also, Lovell shares an update on UWM’s Innovation Campus in Wauwatosa as it continues to take shape and he talks about a student competition designed to foster new business start-ups.


Smith, McHugh sign swimming scholarships
Green Bay Press Gazzette –  November 14, 2013Sturgeon Bay High School senior Arica Smith signed with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Girls basketball: Lindner seeks challenge on court and in classroomMarshfield News Herald – November 13, 2013
Jenny Lindner of Neillsville signs her national letter of intent Thursday to play for the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

UWM Women’s Basketball Coach Has ‘High Expectations’ for Young Team
WUWM – November 14, 2013
UWM women’s basketball coach, Kyle Rechlitz shares her hopes for the upcoming season.

UWM rallies past Davidson
Beloit Daily News – November 12, 2013
Matt Tiby scored a career-high 21 points and grabbed nine rebounds as University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee rallied from an 11 point second half deficit to top Davidson 81-77 on Monday night.

Monday sports briefs
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – November 11, 2013
UW-Milwaukee star Laurie Bell was named as the Horizon League’s player of the year.

Wisconsin-Milwaukee edges Oakland, 4-3
Chicagoland Soccer News – November 10, 2013
Kelly Lewers scored with just 23 seconds left on the clock to lift the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee women’s soccer team to a thrilling 4-3 victory over Oakland University in the Horizon League Tournament Championship Sunday afternoon at Engelmann Stadium.

Panthers hope more balance means more success
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – November 10, 2013
In finishing 9-20 last season and 5-11 in conference play, UWM finished fourth in Division I by knocking down an average of 8.8 three-pointers per game and 22nd by connecting at a 35.1% clip.

Women’s teams earn spots in NCAA tournament
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – November 10, 2013
UWM clinched a spot in the 64-team NCAA tournament with its sixth straight championship.

Wisconsin-Milwaukee beats Detroit in semis
Chicagoland Soccer News – November 8, 2013
Krissy Dorre and Veinna Behnke both scored in the first half and Kelsey Holbert added an insurance goal midway through the second half as the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee women’s soccer team jumped out to an early lead and never looked back in a 3-0 blanking of Detroit Friday in the second Horizon League Tournament semifinal match at Engelmann Stadium.

Panthers look to new faces to aid in turnaround
OnMilwaukee.com – November 7, 2013
Standing at half court of U.S Cellular Arena, Austin Arians’ eyes ran up the seats and into the rafters, looking at the hanging banners near the roof. The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee sophomore forward couldn’t help but smile.

Three to redshirt for UWM men’s basketball
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – November 7, 2013
Freshmen brothers Brett and Alex Prahl along with junior-college transfer Trinson White will all practice with the team this season but will not play in games. That will allow both Prahls to maintain four years of eligibility, while White will have two remaining.


Milwaukee Symphony plays program of new works by young composers
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – November 10, 2013
The Composer’s Institute concert took place thanks to a partnership between the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the American Composers Forum.